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Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the COO

Farrah Meisel Toobin

Farrah Meisel Toobin

Farrah’s role is at the heart of BGA’s operations. She is central to our success for several reasons: she knows BGA inside out because she started shortly after the company was formed; is a warrior-advocate for BGA’s people; is a talented writer and researcher; and, as a mother, is hard to surprise. She is the right hand of our COO and develops and leads many strategic initiatives to strengthen the company technically, financially, through technology. She is committed to ensuring BGA is a safe and rewarding place to work. She started her management level work has head of the research team. Farrah has lived and worked in Thailand and Japan. As one of the company’s Californians, she loves both LA’s fish tacos and Bangkok’s street food. She is the proud granddaughter of immigrants, who helped raise her and told her stories of what it takes to start anew in a different country. Her home is filled with her husband and son, who has a sister on the way, and their curious cat Nugget.

  • Prior Professional Experience
    • Head of Research, BowerGroupAsia (Jan 2016-Dec 2016)
    • Research Director— Mainland Southeast Asia (Jun 2011-Dec 2015)
    • Support Staff, Arakan Rivers Network— Mae Sot, Thailand (Oct 2010-Apr 2011)
    • Sales & Operations Coordinator, D3Publisher (Sep 2006-Jul 2008)
  • Areas of Expertise
    Industries
    • Administration
    • Consulting
    • Government Affairs
    • ICT
    Functional Expertise
    • Government Affairs
    • Operations
    • Policy
    • Research & Development
  • Education
    • The George Washington University (2008-2010)—Master of Public Policy with Concentration in International Development Management
    • Wheaton College Massachusetts (2001-2005)—Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
    • Kanda University of International Studies (2003)— Study Abroad, Japanese Politics & Society
  • Professional Affiliations
    • Member, Women In Technology
  • Selected Publications and Presentations
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Insights & News

Unpacking Pakistan’s New IMF Bailout

The BGA Pakistan Team, led by Senior Advisor Aniq Zafar, wrote an update to clients on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout to Pakistan amid the fallout from the country’s …

A small ginko leaf Aniq Zafar
Malaysia’s Next Election Looms After Najib Court Decision

The BGA Malaysia Team, led by Managing Director Hazree Turee, wrote an update to clients on the decision by Malaysia’s federal court to uphold former Prime Minister Najib’s conviction and jail sentence. …

A small ginko leaf Hazree Mohd Turee